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that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. . breaking overnight. terror in jerusalem as two knife and ax-wielding men storm a synagogue killing four. we are live from jerusalem. another american hostage held by isis. this time a female. how the 26-year-old was captured by the militant group and why president obama has ordered a full review of the hostages. and outrage this morning. protesters blasting the missouri governor for declaring a state of emergency before the grand jury indict the officer for killing michael
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brown. welcome to early start. it is tuesday, it is november 18th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. john berman has the week off. breaking news this morning. a terror attack in a jerusalem synagogue. four people killed. six others wounded as two knife and ax-wielding men break into the temple. the palestinians shot and killed at the scene by israeli troops. cnn's ben wedeman has the latest. >> reporter: christine, at 7:15 in the morning, two men from palestinian east jerusalem entered the synagogue during more than prayer. the synagogue was full of worshippers. the two men were armed with a pistol, axes and knives. they killed four worshippers and wounded six others. we are told the police arrived quickly on the scene.
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there was a battle that ensued. the two attackers were killed on the scene. now, of course, this is just the latest in a series of incidents in jerusalem. the mayor of jerusalem telling us that they want the people of jerusalem to be extremely vigil about the situation. he put the blame for this attack on hamas. other palestinian radical groups and the palestinian authority led by abbas. he says they have been inciting to launch attacks against israelis. >> condemning that attack. we will following that story all morning. turning to the battle against isis. the islamic terror group's beheading of peter kassig leaves just two known western hostages.
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one cantile. we have cnn's erin mclaughlin with more. erin, the most recent murder, they didn't say who the next person in line was. that was a difference. we know there are other westerners still being held. tell us about it. >> reporter: that's right, christine. we don't have an update on the condition of the other westerns taken hostage. as you mentioned, the latest isis video is different from other videos showing the beheadings of other western hostages. in the end, it does not name a next victim. even though we do know that a 26-year-old american woman, an aid worker, is being held hostage. she has been held reportedly
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since august of 2013. cnn is not naming her as a request from her family. we know a british journalist john cantlie. meanwhile, french authorities say it is possible that a second french national was featured in that isis video. they already said it is highly probable that a french citizen was identified as an isis fighter in that video by the name of maxim hoshard. the french prime minister said he was self radicalized. take a listen to the press conference yesterday. well, it appears we do not have that, christine. authorities are trying to identify the other isis fighters that brazenly appear unmasked in that video. also featured in that video,
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jihadi john whose known by the british press as jihadi john. he is known with a thick british accent. there had been reports over the weekend that he had been injured, but u.s. intelligence sources saying that they have no evidence to indicate that is the case. >> erin mclaughlin in london. we will talk to you in the next half hour. meantime, president obama has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the response when americans are taken hostage overseas. this was revealed in a letter to duncan hunter. three americans have been killed by isis militants. it is not known if the government's strict no ransom policy is part of the review. the parents of the latest victim is seeking prayers and
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privacy. ed kassig spoke out after the video of the beheading of their son. peter kassig converted to islam in captivity taking the name abdul rahman kassig. >> peter's life is evidence that he has been right all along. one person makes a difference. our hearts are battered, but they will mend. the world is broken, but it will be healed in the end. protesters in ferguson, missouri are angry at governor jay nixon for declaring a state of emergency before the grand jury has announced if it will indict officer wilson for shooting the unarmed teenager. the governor is doing this as a precaution. cnn's sara sidner is in ferguson. >> reporter: a lot of folks
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talking about what has happened over the past 24 hours. governor nixon declaring a state of emergency and then saying he has activated the national guard in preparation for the grand jury deciding whether or not to indict officer wilson. propere protesters are upset with governor nixon because they say it is painting them and violent. many show up and are not violent, but very, very loud. they do a lot of chants and they come at police with very strong words. for the most part, they have been peaceful. this paints them all as violent. however, the governor has said he wants to make sure the community is prepared and businesses and residents are protected and he will do whatever it is in his power to make sure that happens. he has gone ahead and put forward the state of emergency.
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we do know there are folks who appreciate that, including the mayor of st. louis who supported the governor's decision saying that preparations are necessary and it is not that easy to simply call up the national guard and have them be ready. he has done that in advance. also saying that the national guard will be in the background. it will be the police departments who are front and center, namely the st. louis county police department and the missouri highway patrol. >> sara sidner, thank you for that from ferguson. convicted 9/11 terrorist claiming saudi embassy officials were involved in the plot to assassinate bill and hillary clinton by shooting down air force one. moussaoui makes the claims from his prison cell. he claims saudi royals gave him money to fund the world trade center attacks. saudi officials denied any
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involvement. moussaoui was diagnosed with schizophrenia during his trial. mary landrieu is comfortable to authorize the construction of the keystone pipeline project. if the bill passes, it will set up a showdown with the president. he wants the state department to determine the pipeline fate. top senate democrats are urging president obama to use executive powers to overhaul the immigration system. the president has been calling on the president to pass legislation. new jersey governor chris christie warning not to shutdown the government if the president does take action on illegal immigration. without a clear end game, they would find themselves in a rerun of 2013. that government shutdown lasted more than two weeks and damaged
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the gop. republican contender for the 2016 race taking a jab at hillary clinton. scott walker says he feels no pressure at the age of 47 to make a bid for the white house. that's because he says a certain political rival of his is still toying with the idea well into her 60s. >> whether it is two years, six years or 20 years from now. at 47, i think about hillary clinton, i could run 20 years from now for president and still be the same age as the former secretary of state is now. new details about the search for a suspect who pushed the man in front of a new york subway train. police looking for this man last seen sunday with dark jeans and white sneakers. people at the station were stunned. >> it was a tragedy.
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>> the people that are supposed to be trained for this, they were panicking. we heard whispering. the conductors. >> the train operator said he could only see his eyes -- only close his eyes was the train hit the gentleman and he says he broke down and cried. word this morning the maryland doctor who died of ebola had a two-week delay in treatment. salia waited weeks in sierra leone after being initially diagnosed. he waited five more days to be flown to the nebraska medical center. the 44-year-old succumbed to the illness on monday. people at risk for heart attacks and strokes, a large-scale study says people who cotook a statin alone helpe
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only now dutch investigators and ukraine emergency services work is beginning to gather that material. they are making a lot of progress here. just behind me is a twisted piece of the fuselage that has fallen among the chicken farms in the area. it is one of the pieces they are getting ready to load on to trucks and transport and driving to a nearby train station and eventually flown to the netherlands. four months ago, the plane hit the earth here. it could be weeks before experts sift through the wreckage. this is all obviously an eternity in terms of an aircraft investigation. it is important this is happening now because this region has a good dusting of snow last night. it will get a lot colder and snow fall heavier in the weeks
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so, claims russia denies, concerns that the conflict could get worse in the near future. christine. >> phil black for us this morning in ukraine. the final chapter, but long time coming with no decorum for the victims and families. 18 minutes past the hour. a critical vote at the u.n. this morning could lead to criminal prosecutions against the leaders of north korea. if a u.n. committee approves the resolution of pyongyang's human rights abuse, the assembly will decide to send it to the international criminal court. this would be the first non african nation sent for crimes against humanity. we are getting the accounts of the human rights abuses from late leader kim jong-il's former body guard. lee yung-guyk says he was barely fed and constantly beaten and
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breaking overnight, prime minister benjamin netanyahu calling the deadly attack cruel murder. responding harshly to the attack. we are live from jerusalem. a growing unease. the embattled town of ferguson unsettled as the governor declares a state of emergency. is this helpful or causing more tension. prayers and privacy of the parents of the american beheaded in the latest isis video. begging for time to grieve as an american woman is identified from the group. what president obama wants to do now. and welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour.
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john berman has the week off. breaking news this morning. terror attack in a jerusalem synagogue. two knife and axe-wielding men break into the temple. two palestinians were shot and killed by israeli troops. we have more from cnn's ben wedeman. >> reporter: christine, this happened just before 7:00 in the morning local time. that is about four and a half hours ago when the two assailants entered the synagogue in the neighborhood west of the center of the city. they were armed with knives, what israeli police call axes. they began to attack the worshippers there for morning prayers. four people have been reported killed in the attack. now the police arrived quickly on the scene as the two attackers who reportedly from
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the east jerusalem neighborhood came out. there was a gun battle on the steps of the synagogue and the two attackers were killed. we heard from prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel will use a strong hand against the attackers. we heard netanyahu as well as jerusalem mayor pointing the finger of blame at hamas, but the palestinian authorities led by abbas. they accuse them in the wake of the tensions around the temple mount as it is known to muslims. abbas has condemned the attack, but called on israel to stop provocation by israelis entering the temple mount which is a flashpoint now for weeks in
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jerusalem. the israeli forces have moved against the neighborhood where the perpetrators are reportedly to be from. we understand from a police spokesperson, there have been clashes in the area. nine people have been arrested and security in jerusalem is obviously higher now than it has been in quite some time. it has been high for quite a while. >> is that what the israelis mean the response is harsh? the police response? >> reporter: well, i think beyond that, they do -- the israelis would like to act against someone who they can blame. the problem is attackers come from an area east jerusalem that is under israeli control. they are blaming hamas and the palestinian authority for incitement. clearly they will come down
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harshly on anybody connected with the attacks in east jerusalem. but they still don't have any idea if the attackers had any affiliation with hamas or any other militant organization. >> john kerry, the u.s. secretary of state, is in london, he is meeting with philip hammond. thank you, ben. turning now to the battle against isis. the terror group beheading of peter kassig leaves just two known western hostages. one is british journalist john cantlie. the other is a 26-year-old american woman. cnn's erin mclaughlin has more. we have not seen much from
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cantlie in days. almost acting as a war reporter under duress from isis. what do we know? >> reporter: that is right, christine. we don't have an update on their condition. this latest isis video which features the beheadings of the prisoners and the beheading of peter kassig is different from videos past. it doesn't feature the next victim. we do know isis has at least two western hostages. john cantlie as well as a 26-year-old female american aid worker who, according to media reports, was taken hostage in august of 2013. cnn is not naming her which is a request of her family. meanwhile, as for the identities
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of the isis fighters which brazenly appear unmasked in the video, while french authorities believe it is possible as many as two french citizens were featured in the video. one is highly probable is a 21-year-old french citizen by the name of maxim hushard. they believe was self radicalized. take a listen to what the french prosecutor had to say yesterday. >> translator: in july of 2014, he gave skype interview by raqqah on a channel where he explained he had been self radicalized and talked about army training and life in barracks with 40 other people. in august of 2014, as a candidate of jihad, he asked
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others to join him. >> reporter: authorities are trying to identify the other isis fighters featured in the video. it appears they may come from countries around the world. as for the man known by the british press as jihadi john, the masked executioner with the apparent british accent, there had been media reports he had been injured in an american air strike. u.s. sources saying they have no evidence that is the case. christine. >> erin for us in london with those developments. thank you. the president has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the government response. the order was revealed in a letter to congress member duncan hunter. three americans have been killed by isis militants. it is not known if the no ransom policy is part of the review.
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protesters are angry this morning for governor nixon announcing a state of emergency before the grand jury announcement of the indictment. announcing a state of emergency before anything is happening at all. the governor is doing it as a precaution. cnn's sara sidner is in ferguson. >> reporter: a lot of folks talking about what has happened over the past 24 hours. governor nixon declaring a state of emergency and saying he activated the national guard in preparation for the grand jury deciding whether or not to indict darren wilson. the protesters say it is painting them as violent and they have been protesting for more than 100 days. many showing up and they are not violent at all, although they are very, very loud and they do a lot of chants.
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they come at police with very strong words, but they say for the most part, they have been peaceful and this paints them all as violent. however, the governor has said before that he wants to make sure that the community is prepared and businesses and residents are protected and that he will do whatever it is in his power to make sure that happens. so he has gone ahead and put forward this state of emergency. we do know there are folks who do appreciate that, including the mayor of st. louis who supported the governor's decision saying that it is not that easy to simply call up the national guard and have them be ready. he has done that in advance. also saying that the national guard will be in the background. it will be the police departments who are front and center. namely the st. louis county police department and missouri highway patrol. >> sara sidner for news ferguson. the senate is expected to vote tonight on the keystone xl
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oil pipeline. louisiana's senator says she has the 60 votes needed to authorize the project although 59 are supporting it. it will set up a showdown with the president. he wants to determine the pipeline's fate. top democrats are urging president obama to use executive power for the immigration issues. the senate is calling on the president to pass the legislation and threatened to bypass congress by the end of the year. new jersey governor warning fellow republicans not to shutdown the government even if the president does take action on immigration. in a closed-door meeting, christie told gop leaders without a clean end game, you could end up in the repeat of 2013. republican contender for the 2016 race taking a jab at
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hillary clinton. wisconsin governor scott walker feels no pressure at the age of 47 to make rival of his is toyig with the idea in her 60s. >> whether it is two years, six years or 20 years from now, at 47, i think about hillary clinton. i could run 20 years from now for president and still be the same age as the former secretary of state is right now. >> walker says the closer he gets to deciding to run, he says, quote, you have to be cra crazy to run for president. police are looking for this man. heavy set balding man last seen sunday with dark jeans and white sneakers and black leather jacket. people at the station were stunned. >> the conductor told me it was a tragedy.
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will postpone a sales tax hike in japan. here in the u.s., futures are barely budging. yesterday, the s&p gained 200. 42nd record high close this year. now some are warning of a pullback in the future. carl icahn expects a correction in the next three to five years. a lot of people saying things look good for now, but at some point all good things must come to an end. 43 minutes past the hour. family and friends of peter kassig mourning their loss and remembering the man brutally killed while helping others. next, you will hear from kassig's parents. curling up in bed
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monday after the video released of the beheading of their son, peter. the kassigs asked he be remembered as someone who risked his life to help others. cnn's alexandra field is in indianapolis with more. >> reporter: ed and paula kassig bravely speaking out about the loss of peter kassig, also known as abdul rahman kassig. the family asking for privacy. they need space and time to grieve and mourn the loss of their son. they hope to one day forgive and finally to heal. they spoke briefly reading prepared remarks. >> peter's life is evidence that he has been right all along. one person makes a difference. our hearts are battered, but they will mend. the world is broken, but it will be healed in the end. >> reporter: they talked about their heartbreak over the loss of their son, but spoke about
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the pride they felt in the work he was doing. he was traveling to do aid work. the kassig asked people to pray at sunset for their son and all people being held in syria and iraq against their will. kassig converted to islam during captivity. his parents said the conversion started months before that. peter kassig grew up in a methodist church in indianapolis. the same place where his parents spoke about the loss of their son. there will be a joint muslim service for kassig. christine. 49 minutes past the hour. a critical vote could led to criminal prosecutions against north korea. if the u.n. announces the vote on the human rights violations, it would go to the criminal court. it would then state north korea
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with the x1 entertainment operating system. wedding bells for charles manson. the convicted mass murderer received a marriage license. he is 80. his bride is 26. she goes by the name of star. she moved from the midwest to be near the prison and she is working for his release. the couple has until february to get married before they have to reapply for a license. support for obamacare is plunging although most enrolled like it and plan to renew. 56% of americans disapprove of the affordable care act. only 37% approve. that is an all-time low.
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pollsters acknowledge the m mid-term elections which influenced the numbers. a billboard that spans the length of a football field unveiled in new york's times square. it is said to be the biggest and brightest and expensive advertising space in north america. it arrives just in time for the holiday shopping season. it will occupy an entire city block and be on display for four years. one cable channel is giving you an incentive to watch live. we have a start on your money next. ♪ about what happens when you turn sixty-five. but, really, it's what you do before that counts.
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time for an early start on your money. u.s. stock futures barely budging. the slightest move higher would mean another record high day. the s&p yesterday gained fewer than two points. it was enough for a record. the s&p's 42nd record high this year. it is seven in the last nine trading sessions. analysts expect stocks to keep climbing through the end of the year. few are warning about a pullback. carl icahn expects a major correction in the next three to five years. and jpmorgan chase just downgraded its view of u.s. stocks. there hasn't been a true connection, a 10% pullback in stocks, since 2011. all good things must come to an end at some point. just not quite yet. most young workers are
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participating in company retirement plans. good news, but they are not saving enough to take advantage of the company match. according to the survey, about 40% of 20 to 29-year-olds are saving too little to get the match. same for 31% of 30 to 39-year-olds. the workers are leaving thousands of dollars of free money on the table. when it comes to retirement, time is money. putting more in and taking advantage of the match can make a difference. cable channels are bribing viewers to watch live. wii tv is offering a code. the code has to be watched within three days of the broadcast. other networks are pushing viewers to watch live or risk big spoilers. abc is using that strategy for how to get away with murder. the winter

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